If you don’t already have a list of blogs that you check regularly, you should. “It can help you feel like a more active participant in your own health -- and help you make smarter choices,” says health coach Nicole Burley, who encourages her clients to read blogs to stay motivated and well-informed.
Not sure which of the countless health bloggers out there are really worth following? Check out our favorite picks:
When you’re a health coach, you hear every excuse in the book -- which is why Nicole Burley makes sure that all of the grocery shopping tips, recipes, workout advice, etc., she shares on her blog are realistic and doable. We love the wide range of topics she covers, as well as the “Healthy Habit Spotlight” features that explain how different people incorporate wellness into their daily lives.
Gina Homolka created this blog to share her slimmed-down -- but still flavorful! -- family recipe favorites. Each Skinnytaste recipe comes with Weight Watchers point values, as well as basic nutritional information, to make whipping up a healthful meal a cinch.
3. Need to Know
Contributors to Completely You’s blog answer all your pressing health questions -- and some you didn’t even know you should be asking. Some of our favorite posts: “Can You Catch Cancer?” and “What’s the Healthiest Yogurt?”
Gretchen Rubin’s first tome on happiness, The Happiness Project, is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. It’s worth checking out Rubin’s daily musings, which on any given day may help make your commute more pleasant, boost your self-esteem, strengthen your relationship with your partner, and more.
5. Roni’s Weigh
If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re not alone -- and now there’s written proof. In “Roni’s Weigh,” Veronica Noone shares her ups and downs, along with how she finally dropped her excess weight for good. Although Veronica has kept off her lost pounds for a number of years now, her blog is still a great source of inspiration.
Sheryl Kraft fills you in on the latest health buzz, whether it’s a new study on exercise or what Rosie O’Donnell’s heart attack can teach you about medical emergencies.
Jess Underhill has been described as “Carrie Bradshaw, but in Nikes instead of Manolos.” This avid runner studied exercise science in college, and is now a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Her blog offers an expert’s take on training for races, buying new fitness products, interpreting breaking exercise news and more.
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